|7.2? wow.....during my attack, my level was 6.1. The range is suppose to be from 3.0 to 7.0 so you're on the high end. I'm starting to think that no matter what i do, its inevitable thanks to hereditary reasons. Still, i do what i can do prevent it which is simply eating healthier. Cut the alcohol completely, i know i know, its hard, but its for the best. I love red meat but have to be careful with that and try to eat chicken or lean meat. And seafood, well, i don't ever really crave that so i'm good. Eat more vegetables (the greener the better) and drink water like you've never drank before. Cantaloupes, watermelon, cherries, and bananas are the best fruits for neutralizing the acid in your system. Last but not least, remember, each time you have gout, you're damaging your joints so think twice before you reach for that alcoholic beverage. Other than that, you're pretty up to speed to where i am at.|
|Just want to add my support of taking baking soda. Since I started taking baking soda from time to time(when I feel I might have an attack, or that I know I have been taking too many foods and drinks that might bring on an attack)I have not had an attack or anything. My last attack has been 9 months or so ago.
I have been on trips and vacations where I have not been careful with my food, but because I have had the baking soda close at hand, I have not had to suffer through an attack.
I can not recommend the advice on baking soda enough. There is no need to suffer through a gout attack. I know baking soda sounds strange, and it tastes terrible, but I'd rather baking soda over a gout attack any day.